Committee Chair – Robin Foley, PhD
Committee Contact Person – Donna S. Williamson
Phone: (205) 934-4752
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The Chemical Safety and Environmental Management Committee is comprised of faculty members from the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine as well as representatives from the department of Environmental Health and Safety. The committee reports to the Vice President for Research and meets bimonthly (every two months) to:

  • Establish guidelines to define hazardous chemicals/materials use, handling and storage
  • Review and approve activities involving hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Provide oversight of activities using hazardous chemicals/materials by reviewing activities of the chemical safety review program
  • Recommend appropriate training requirements for individuals using hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Recommend appropriate personal protective equipment for hazardous chemical/material use
  • Recommend appropriate guidelines for use of ”controlled substances”
  • Review and recommend appropriate programs for compliance with existing and new regulations involving the use of hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Recommend suitable, safer chemical/material substitutes as appropriate
  • Review and recommend improvements regarding the Chemical Safety Program
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the safe disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials

The currently scheduled meeting dates for 2021 (Bi-Monthly, second Wednesday of the month, 12:30 pm) are:

February 10

April 14

June 9

August 11

October 13

December 8